The Wombling Strumpets Presents Vünderbra!
The Wombling Strumpets
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A Celebration of the BRA
11-16 February, 8.00pm
Naturalwear, 5 Riddiford St, Newtown
VünderBra! is a comedic history of the humble bra set in a site specific venue. Meet Claire-Faye & Sebrena. These polar opposite personalities work in VünderBra! a lingerie shop situated in Newtown.
Today is a particularly stressful day for our young protagonists: Sebrena, a new age flower child, finds a notice from the Wellington City Council to say that the demolition of the building which houses the shop will begin in three weeks. Where as Clare-Faye, the spoilt Daddy's girl, is anxious to further her career - with out actually doing any real work. There's a VIP customer evening to prepare for, and there's conflict surrounding who will get next weekend off. Sebrena needs to be in Levin for a medieval themed wedding while Claire-Faye needs to represent at a Hip-Hop expo in Roto-Vegas?
Creating even more tension: the International Bra Fitters Examinations are looming.
This charming, day-in-the-life comedy introduces other characters you would only meet in retail and is packed with quirky facts about the history of the brassiere. The audience is taken on a fascinating and often hilarious journey through time and fashion.
Kate McGill and Sophie Hambleton are co-founders of The Wombling Strumpets and the devisors, writers and performers of VünderBra!, this is their 1st collaboration.
Sophie graduated from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School in November 2007. She recently completed the Go Solo season where she created a 20 minute solo show called Rudey Trudey, under the direction of Jade Eriksen and Jonathon Hendry. Sophie plans to extend this piece further and tour this year.
Kate McGill is a second year acting student at Toi Whakaari. She has produced several shows including Geraldine Brophy's The Viagra Monologues, and Check It Out and the mockutheatre Presenting the Tinkles which she also co-wrote and performed in. In 2006 she featured as Janice in Chapman Tripp award-winning LovePuke (Best new Director: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford)
Seating is limited to 15 people per performance - early booking is advised.